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United States of ALEC (Episode #147H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

* In an encore broadcast, Moyers & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
In state houses around the country, hundreds of pieces of boilerplate ALEC legislation are proposed or enacted that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some Americans to vote, and limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers - each accomplished without the public ever knowing who's behind it. One Wisconsin politician describes ALEC as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."
"United States of ALEC" is a collaboration between Okapi Productions, LLC and the Schumann Media Center, headed by Bill Moyers, which supports independent journalism and public watchdogs including the Center for Media and Democracy, whose investigators are featured in the report.< br />* Also re-airing is Bill's conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. A scholar of Charles Darwin, Appleman edited the critical anthology Darwin, and wrote the poetry books Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary. Appleman's latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs.

What It's Like to Go to War (Episode #146H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

America has been at war for over a decade, with millions of soldiers having seen death and dying up close in Afghanistan and Iraq. But most Americans -- watching comfortably on their TVs and computers, witness to statistics, speeches, and "expert" rhetoric -- don't get what's really going on there. In an encore edition of Moyers & Company (check local listings), Bill talks to Karl Marlantes - a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran, Rhodes Scholar, author, and PTSD survivor - about what we on the insulated outside need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors. Marlantes shares with Bill intimate stories about how his battlefield experiences both shaped him and nearly destroyed him, even after returning to civilian life. "'Thou shalt not kill' is a tenet you just do not violate, and so all your young life, that's drilled into your head," Marlantes tells Bill. "And then suddenly, you're 18 or 19 and they're saying, 'Go get 'em and kill for your country.' And then you come back and it's like, 'Well, thou shalt not kill' again. Believe me, that's a difficult thing to deal with." "You take a young man and put him in the role of God, where he is asked to take a life -- that's something no 19-year-old is able to handle." What it's like to go to war. Next on Moyers & Company.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Hurricanes, Capitalism & Democracy (Episode #145H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

* Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, but Naomi Klein says that the tragic destruction can also be the catalyst for the transformation of politics and our economy. The author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine joins Bill to discuss hurricanes, climate change, and democracy. Klein has been in New York visiting the devastated areas - including those where "Occupy Sandy" volunteers are unfolding new models of relief - as part of her reporting for a new book and film on climate change and the future. "Let's rebuild by actually getting at the root causes. Let's respond by aiming for an economy that responds to the crisis both through inequality and climate change," Klein tells Bill. "You know, dream big."
* In the same broadcast, former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter - the lawyer who advised Stephen Colbert on setting up a super PAC - dissects the spending on the most expensive election in American history. Many voices are claiming "money didn't matter, Citizens United wasn't a factor," but Potter disagrees. "Super PACs just upped the ante," he tells Bill. "If you're a senator and you have just been elected, or heaven forbid you're up in 2 years, you're thinking I don't have time to worry about deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. I have to raise tens of thousands of dollars every day to have enough money to compete with these new super PACs... And that means I need to be nice to a lot of billionaires who often want something from me in order to find the funding for my campaign."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The Election Is Over - Now What? (Episode #144H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The election is over. What's next? Moyers & Company tackles that question with two veteran and respected journalists, James Fallows and Bob Herbert.
Fallows has been writing on economic, foreign, and political affairs for The Atlantic since the 1970s. He's now the magazine's national correspondent and the author of such acclaimed books as Looking at the Sun: The Rise of the New East Asian Economics and Political System, winner of the National Book Award, and most recently, China Airborne.
Herbert, a long-time columnist for The New York Times until his retirement, has been traveling the country for the past two years reporting for his forthcoming book The Wounded Colossus. Herbert is now Distinguished Fellow at the think tank Demos.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

On Winner-Take-All Politics (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

If you think America's vast economic inequality - the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else - happened by accident, think again. On the premiere episode of Moyers & Company, Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson - "the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science" - delve into Winner-Take-All Politics, in their book on "How Washington Made the Rich Richer - And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class." Says Moyers: "Their account is the best account I've seen of how politicians rewrote the rules to create a winner-take-all economy that favors the 1% over everyone else, putting our once and future middle class in peril." The show includes testimony of middle class Americans at a Senate hearing about the impact of hard times on families, as well as an essay on how Occupy Wall Street reflects a widespread belief that politics no longer works for ordinary people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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